Merrydale Elementary School

Merrydale Elementary School serves 448 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Merrydale Elementary School operates within the East Baton Rouge Parish School District.

School Overview

The student population of 448 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 448 students
Merrydale Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Merrydale Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Merrydale Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Merrydale Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Merrydale Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
4%
5%
Merrydale Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
96%
44%
Merrydale Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Merrydale Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.08 0.35
Merrydale Elementary School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
91%
60%
Merrydale Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Merrydale Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 44,425 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,298 is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has grown by 25% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,375 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has grown by 42% over four years.
School District Name East Baton Rouge Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
87
5
Number of Students Managed 44,425 2,019
East Baton Rouge Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $563 MM $30 MM
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $566 MM $31 MM
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,298 $13,503
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,375 $14,322
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Glen Oaks Senior High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Capitol Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forest Heights Academy Of Excellence (0.9 miles away)
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  • Baton RougeGlen Oaks Senior High School
    Magnet School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 502 students6650 Cedar Grove Dr
    Baton RougeLA 70812
    (225)356-4306
    0.69-12502
  • Baton Rouge Forest Heights Academy Of Excellence
    Magnet School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 437 students7447 Sumrall Dr
    Baton RougeLA 70812
    (225)355-5681
    0.9PK-5437
  • Baton RougeGlen Oaks Park Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 567 students5656 Lanier Dr
    Baton RougeLA 70812
    (225)356-4521
    0.9PK-5567
  • Baton RougeCareer Academy
    Charter School
    1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 271 students4375 East Brookstown Dr
    Baton RougeLA 70805
    (225)342-5252
    19-12271
  • Baton RougeInspire Charter Academy (natl. Heritage Acad.)
    Charter School
    1.1 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 659 students5454 North Foster Dr
    Baton RougeLA 70805
    (866)642-3676
    1.1KG-8659

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